Brisbane Metro project updates
Draft Design Report Consultation Outcomes
In September 2018, Brisbane City Council announced the outcomes on the Brisbane Metro Draft Design Report following a review of the feedback received from residents and key stakeholders.
Council has released a Consultation Outcomes document, which provides a summary of the key feedback themes identified through consultation and Council's response to this feedback.
A detailed Consultation Report, including a summary of the consultation process feedback received, and Council's response to comments raised in formal submissions are also available.
A key concern raised during consultation was the proposed access for cyclists and pedestrians on Victoria Bridge and Melbourne Street. In response to this feedback, Council has announced a revised design that provides a separated two-way cycleway across Victoria Bridge, dedicated pedestrian pathways, and three lanes for Metro and bus services, as well as cycle lanes on either side of Melbourne Street.
A fly-through animation has been developed which shows the revised design for Victoria Bridge.
Community information sessions
Council is hosting drop-in information sessions in West End, South Brisbane and the Brisbane Central Business District during October to provide residents and business owners an opportunity to learn more about the proposed changes to Victoria Bridge as part of Brisbane Metro. For more information, visit our Brisbane Metro community events page.
Local intersection upgrades - South Brisbane and CBD
As part of the Brisbane Metro, a number of local road and access changes are planned in South Brisbane and the CBD. This includes the removal of general vehicle traffic access to Victoria Bridge.
Council will upgrade a number of intersections around South Brisbane and the CBD in 2019 to help appropriately manage changes on the local traffic network.
Council has committed to funding $644 million of the project’s capital cost. In May 2018 the Australian Government confirmed a $300 million funding commitment to Brisbane Metro in the 2018-19 Federal Budget, meaning construction of the project is now fully funded.
Procurement activities for Brisbane Metro commenced in July 2018 and subject to approvals, are expected to be completed by late 2019. The project presents an opportunity for industry to be part of delivering one of Brisbane’s most significant and innovative infrastructure projects.
Visit procurement for further information.
Early investigation works
To inform further planning for Brisbane Metro, Council is undertaking early investigation works including surface feature survey, geotechnical investigations and location of underground services.
These investigation works will occur over the coming months at locations across the project corridor. This includes the Cultural Centre Precinct in South Brisbane, the Brisbane CBD, Buranda, Mount Gravatt and Rochedale.
More information about investigation works will be provided to local residents and businesses prior to works commencing in each area.